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Time-Domain Vertical-External-Cavity Semiconductor Laser Simulation

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2 Author(s)
Miroslav Kolesik ; Arizona Univ., Tucson ; Jerome V. Moloney

A time-domain simulator for vertical external cavity semiconductor lasers (VECSEL) is described in detail. The core of the model employs a digital filter method to model the optical properties of the active mirror over a wide range of frequencies, temperatures, and carrier densities. The method is also applicable without modifications to the time-domain simulation of semiconductor saturable mirrors (SESAM). As an illustration, ultrashort pulse generation is simulated in two kinds of devices: in a synchronously pumped VECSEL and in a laser passively mode-locked by SESAM.

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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 7 )